Beckenham resident Heather, 23, has volunteered since she was 18 at South Africa's Cheetah Experience since she was 18. She is now best friends with the Cheetah’s called Dew and Eden and even sleeps with them in their enclosures.
Heather said 'When Dew comes toward me, she loves to "groom" me by kissing me. It looks very sweet, but it is actually the most painful thing. Her tongue is so rough and she insists on kissing me all over until I can't take anymore.
Rather than allowing her 'best friends' to be sold and potentially killed, Heather raised over £5,000 to save her Dew, through donations sent to her JustGiving webpage, while two of the other cheetahs were saved by money raised by her fellow volunteers.